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Women's NatGeo Pics The Focus Of New Field Museum Exhibit

 A look at "Women of Vision," the Field Museum's new exhibit on female  National Geographic  photographers. 
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MUSEUM CAMPUS — The latest Field Museum exhibit is focused on the women photographers who shoot the world for National Geographic.

"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" covers 11 female photographers who have traversed war zones, big cities and remote wilderness for the iconic magazine known for stunning photography. The exhibit opening Wednesday includes 100 photographs illustrating social issues such as child slavery, forced marriage and other plights of disenfranchised people across the world. 

One of the featured photographers is Pulitzer Prize winner Lynsey Addario, who will be portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in a forthcoming movie directed by Steven Spielberg.

"The Field collects the physical objects of human cultures around the world, so to us, contemporary photography offers a great counterpoint in ways to understand cultures,” Jaap Hoogstraten, The Field's director of exhibitions, said in a statement. “We think it’s interesting that, worldwide, female photographers often have access to community spaces that their male colleagues do not.”     

The exhibit will run till Sept. 11 and can be accessed with the museum's Discovery Pass ranging from $20 to $29 per person. Click the slideshow above or scroll down below for some of the exhibit's featured photographs. 


An American teenager gets her tongue pierced. [Kitra Cahana for National Geographic]


Women in Afghanistan train for police work at the firing range. [Lynsey Addario for National Geographic]


Sisters nap after church in Miami. [Maggie Steber for National Geographic]


A nightclub in the autonomous Uyghur region of China. [Carolyn Drake for National Geographic]

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